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Sam Barron

Community Editor sbarron@dailyvoice.com

An (almost) lifelong Westchester resident, Sam has reported on all facets of Westchester since he graduated from Ryerson University with a degree in print journalism, including stints at North County News and The Examiner. A film columnist for WAG Magazine, Sam's moviegoing expertise has been profiled in the New York Times and he was a featured guest on VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live.

Sam Barron's Contributions

  1. Westchester-Based PepsiCo Names New President

    Westchester-Based PepsiCo Names New President

    PURCHASE, N.Y. -- PepsiCo, which is headquartered in Purchase, announced three senior leadership appointments Thursday.Ramon Laguarta was named the new president of PepsiCo. As president,  Laguarta will shape PepsiCo's corporate strategy, work closely with business units to deliver top line growth, drive productivity to enable this growth, and invest in new areas of disruptive ...

  2. Astorino Supports Stripping Mario Cuomo's Name From New TZB

    Astorino Supports Stripping Mario Cuomo's Name From New TZB

    A Governor Rob Astorino could spell the end of the Mario Cuomo Bridge.In a radio interview Wednesday, Astorino, the Westchester County Executive, said if he was elected governor, he would support a measure reversing the naming of the new Tappan Zee Bridge after the former governor. Astorino would support the bridge reverting back to its current name, after Malcom Wilson, a former ...

  3. McCain's Heroism Praised By Area Officials After Senator's Cancer Diagnosis

    McCain's Heroism Praised By Area Officials After Senator's Cancer Diagnosis

    If anyone can beat brain cancer, it's Arizona Sen. John McCain, according to politicians throughout the Hudson Valley.The senator, who was the Republican nominee for president in 2008, announced on Wednesday announced he had been diagnosed with brain cancer Wednesday.Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Harrison) said she was deeply saddened to hear of McCain's diagnosis."He is a true public servant ...

  4. Alfred Brockunier III, 64, Former Yorktown Resident

    Alfred Brockunier III, 64, Former Yorktown Resident

    Alfred Brockunier III, 64, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on July 17 at his home in Piseco, NY. He was born on May 31, 1953 in Washington D.C. to Dr. Alfred Brockunier Jr. and Dorothy Elaine Kirk.Alfred grew up in Pelham and graduated from Pelham Memorial High School in 1971. After high school, he attended Utica College of Syracuse University and graduated ...

  5. Improvements Coming To Putnam Golf Course Following Settlement

    Improvements Coming To Putnam Golf Course Following Settlement

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. - A settlement reached with Westchester Disabled on the Move will lead to improvements at the Putnam County Golf Course, designed to make it compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act.A settlement was approved 8-0 by the Putnam County Board of Legislators at a recent meeting.Improvements will include adding handicap parking spaces, making changes to pathways, ...

  6. Katonah Teen Strikes Mailbox On Route 100, Charged With DWI In Yorktown

    Katonah Teen Strikes Mailbox On Route 100, Charged With DWI In Yorktown

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- An 18-year-old Katonah teen was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated after he struck a mailbox on Route 100 in Yorktown early Thursday morning.The teenager's name is being withheld due to his eligibility for Youthful Offender Status. He was arrested and transported back to police headquarters, where further investigation revealed he was operating ...

  7. IBM Revenues Decline Again

    IBM Revenues Decline Again

    IBM's revenues continue to be heading south.The Armonk-based company unveiled its second quarter earnings report on Tuesday, with revenues declining for the 21st straight quarter.Revenues totaled $19.3 billion, down about 5 percent year to year. The company did see positive news from its cloud computing division, with a revenue of $15.1 billion."In the second quarter, we ...

  8. Croton Residents Protest To Save Longtime Coffee Shop

    Croton Residents Protest To Save Longtime Coffee Shop

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Nance's Coffee has been a fixture at the Croton Harmon train station for more than 50 years and residents are hoping it stays that way.The license agreement for Nance's has expired and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, as required by law, is launching an open process for anyone who wants to fill the space. Croton residents are concerned this could be ...

  9. Vote On Immigrant Protection Act In Westchester Pushed To August

    Vote On Immigrant Protection Act In Westchester Pushed To August

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y.-- Westchester County Legislators decided on Monday to postpone the vote on the Immigrant Protection Act until August 7.A vote had been expected at Monday's meeting but Legislator Catherine Borgia said some legislators felt they needed more time to cast a vote. Borgia, Chairman Michael Kaplowitz and Vice-Chair Jim Maisano all said the vote will be definitely held ...

  10. Westchester Zoning Is Not Exclusionary, HUD Says

    Westchester Zoning Is Not Exclusionary, HUD Says

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- County Executive Rob Astorino announced Tuesday the Department of Housing and Urban Development did not find any exclusionary zoning in Westchester.The announcement came after a prolonged legal battle with HUD following a 2009 settlement over discriminatory housing practices. As part of the settlement, the county was required to submit a review of obstacles ...

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